Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer

Alvaro Barrington

04 June – 17 July 2021

1 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3ET

 

Emalin is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of new works by Alvaro Barrington: ‘Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer’ at the gallery and ‘My words will live forever-Fuck my Name’ at a temporary offsite location within walking distance. 

 

Alvaro Barrington (b. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela) lives and works between London and New York. In 2017, he completed his MFA at Slade School of Fine Arts, London, following a BFA at Hunter College, New York, in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include You don’t do it for the man, men never notice. You just do it for yourself, you’re the fucking coldest, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris, FR, 2021); Garvey 2: They eyes were watching God, Corvi-Mora (London, UK, 2020); Garvey: Sex Love Nurturing Famalay, Sadie Coles HQ (London, UK, 2019); Tt X AB: Tall Boys & A Double Shot Espresso, Emalin (London, UK, 2019); A Taste of Chocolate, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London, UK, 2018) and Alvaro Barrington, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1 (New York, NY, US, 2017).

 

Later this year, he will have solo shows at Nicola Vassell Gallery, NY, and South London Gallery – and his work will be included in ‘Mixing It Up: Painting Today’ at Hayward Gallery, London. From June to August, Barrington and Teresa Farrell will collaborate on ‘Summer in the Rockaways at Emelda Market,’ a series of concerts, events and markets at their temporary studio in the Rockaways, NY, USA.

 

For the duration of the exhibition, a group of publications selected by the New York-based publisher Pacific will be on view and available for purchase in the gallery’s entrance vitrine.

Installation view, Alvaro Barrington, Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer, Emalin, London, 04 June - 17 July 2021
Alvaro Barrington, Bathers Grey/Velour, 2021, acrylic and oil on paper on velvet in concrete frame, 141 x 133 x 7.5 cm
Installation view, Alvaro Barrington, Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer, Emalin, London, 04 June - 17 July 2021
Alvaro Barrington, Street dreams are made of basketball, 2021, yarn and cables on hessian, basketball, concrete, plastic basket, steel chain, wood, 260 x 183 x 71 cm
Alvaro Barrington, Street dreams are made of basketball, 2021, yarn and cables on hessian, basketball, concrete, plastic basket, steel chain, wood, 260 x 183 x 71 cm (detail)
Installation view, Alvaro Barrington, Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer, Emalin, London, 04 June - 17 July 2021
Alvaro Barrington, Bathers (Aqua Fabric chair), 2021, acrylic and oil on paper on wool in concrete frame, 160.5 x 145 x 10 cm
Alvaro Barrington, Bathers (Aqua Fabric chair), 2021, acrylic and oil on paper on wool in concrete frame, 160.5 x 145 x 10 cm (detail)
Installation view, Alvaro Barrington, Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer, Emalin, London, 04 June - 17 July 2021
Installation view, Alvaro Barrington, Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer, Emalin, London, 04 June - 17 July 2021
Installation view, Alvaro Barrington, Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer, Emalin, London, 04 June - 17 July 2021
Alvaro Barrington, tight corner around the andes, 2021, oil and yarn on hessian, 45 x 40.5 x 5 cm
Alvaro Barrington, Kid tic tox, 2021, acrylic on carpet in concrete frame, 35 x 31 x 6 cm
Installation view, Alvaro Barrington, Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer, Emalin, London, 04 June - 17 July 2021
Installation view, Alvaro Barrington, Drug Culture: Vol ii. Trust your local drug dealer, Emalin, London, 04 June - 17 July 2021
Alvaro Barrington, Bahamas & haiti has entered the chat, 2021, acrylic on carpet in concrete frame, 163 x 163 x 32 cm
Alvaro Barrington, Haiti has entered the chat, 2021, acrylic on carpet in concrete frame, 163 x 163 x 29 cm
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